Professional Development

NESTA links you to a variety of professional development opportunities that offer support to the Earth and Space Science teacher by enriching their content knowledge and supporting best practices in the Earth and Space sciences. We highlight NESTA Professional Development opportunities, professional development opportunities offered by other organizations, and opportunities for teachers to become involved in research.

Some of the professional development opportunities highlighted here include full-time course work and others can be accomplished online or during summer programs. Some of these opportunities include full or partial scholarships. Monitor this link for new and exciting opportunities in professional development and be sure to add professional development opportunities of interest to your MyNESTA calendar. To access MyNESTA, you need to be a member of NESTA. If you are not already a member of NESTA, join today!

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NESTA Professional Development Opportunities

Climate Change Adaptation for an at Risk Community - Shaktoolik, Alaska.
This Norton Sound village faces serious threats of erosion and flooding from climate change. Terry Johnson (Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program) discusses a plan to help the village in this one hour webinar.

Web seminar from 7 to 8 pm Eastern. Register online at

This one hour webinar is about impacts of climate change on the ecotoxicology of pesticides to estuarine organisms presented by Dr. Marie DeLorenzo (research ecologist with the NOAA). The webinar looks at improving risk assessment of pesticides in estuarine environments considering toxicity in relation to climate change and land use change.

This is a Mymeeting webinar - you may need to download Mymeeting files in advance. Go to - under participant join, click "join an event", then add meeting number 744925156. No passcode is required.

Web seminar from 7 to 8 pm Eastern. Register online at

This NESTA hands-on workshop highlights lessons and strategies using NGSS crosscutting concepts to unite core ideas and science practices for classroom Earth system science.

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